SUE ALLEN - 216-780-1368, firstname.lastname@example.org
JOE YACHANIN - 216-635-3310, email@example.com
Cleveland Metroparks has the recipe for fall fun down to a science! Take one beautiful autumn setting, add a delicious seasonal treat like a clambake and then season it with a bit of science from a Park District natural resources researcher.
It all adds up to the first CanalWay Clambake and Talk from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, October 18 in the pavilion at Morgan's Hollow Picnic Area in Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.
Guests will be treated to a dozen clams, chicken, coleslaw, salad, corn and a dinner roll while listening to a presentation about local freshwater clams and mussels. Cleveland Metroparks researcher Owen Lockhart will discuss the regional history of mussel use, the conservation issues surrounding invasive species such as zebra mussels and Asian clams and the rich diversity of Ohio mussel species such as the pink heelsplitter, snuffbox and fat mucket.
Registration is required by October 14 for this 18 and older only event, and space is limited. Registration is $30 per person and is available by calling 216-206-1000 or at clevelandmetroparks.com.
Morgan's Hollow Picnic Area is located on Whittlesey Way off the East 49th Street entrance to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.